David Guistina

Morning Edition Anchor/ Senior Producer

David Guistina is the host of Morning Edition on WAMC.

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(Airs 6/24 & 6/25) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose, and Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association. On this week’s Media Project Cailin, Rex and Judy talk about the New York Times under fire for agreeing to White House terms on a Stephen Miller interview, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette firing an anti-Trump cartoonist, the media surges to the border as family separation crisis grows, and more.

(Airs 6/22/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: State lawmakers end the legislative session with a whimper, our political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on two political corruption trials underway in Manhattan, and state officials outline ways to increase pedestrian safety across New York.

(Airs 6/21/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Stephanie Miner, former Mayor of Syracuse, former Co-Chair of the state Democratic Party and current Independent candidate for Governor of New York.

(Airs 6/21/18 @ 1p.m.) An encore airing of WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation With Mary Beth Pfeiffer, Award-winning investigative journalist and author of the new book Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change.

Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about the Greater Johnstown School District's revised 2018-2019 budget, which passed Tuesday.  The pair also discuss a General Electric molecular biologist, John Nelson, who narrowly missed receiving the 10 millionth issued U.S. patent.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about the ongoing curruption trial of former SUNY Polytechnic Institute President Dr. Alain Kaloyeros.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about this week's impending corruption trials.  The pair also discuss the legislative session, which is winding down.

(Airs 6/17 & 6/18/18) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Cailin, Rex and Ira talk about a new study that finds misconceptions between the press and the public, what happens to the cost of government when communities lose local news, and the founder of Craig’s List donates $20 million for journalism.

(Airs 6/15/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo launches a statewide bus tour to promote his so called Red Flag bill, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on what the Governor is calling a school safety measure, and a new coalition is calling on Governor Cuomo to amend solar power goals statewide.

(Airs 6/14/18) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

Philip Morris, CEO, Proctors
Philip Morris, CEO, Proctors

(Airs 6/14/18 @ 1p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock in Conversation with Philip Morris, CEO of Proctors theatre group.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Publisher and Editor of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and AllOtsego.com, about rate increases at Otsego Manor, a for-profit nursing home in Cooperstown.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about the reportedly underperforming Resorts World Catskills in Sullivan County. The pair also discuss the decision to dismiss criminal charges against Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about the ongoing immigration debate across the country.  The pair also discuss Governor Andrew Cuomo's push for gun control legislation.

(Airs 6/10 & 6/11/18) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose, and Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Cailin, Rex and Judy talk about news deserts, a Berkshire Eagle editorial on the newsprint tariff having real impact on the press, the White House plans to nominate a conservative documentarian, and Bannon ally, to lead a government media agency, and much more.

(Airs 6/08/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the state senate remains stalled as advocacy groups press lawmakers to act on their bills before session ends, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a new Democratic candidate who has entered the race for state attorney general, and Trump administration imposed tariffs may end up hurting New York.

(Airs 6/07/18 @ 3p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Jesse Mckinley, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Times.

Courtesy of Jim Kevlin, Hometwon Oneonta

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Publisher and Editor of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and AllOtsego.com, about NY-19 Democratic candidate Brian Flynn.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina Speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about proposed election reforms. The pair also discuss New York gubernatorial hopeful Cynthia Nixon.

(Airs 6/3/18) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Cailin, Rex and Ira talk about a listener letter regarding the media and school shootings, whether the media have conflated news and opinion, how to know when the President is lying, and much more.

(Airs 6/1/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: some state lawmakers are talking about leaving session early, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the legalization of recreational marijuana in New York, and Plattsburgh resigns a Declaration of Cooperation with Quebec’s third largest city.

(Airs 5/31/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with E.J. McMahon -an Adjunct Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and Founder and Research Director of the Empire Center for Public Policy, an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank based in Albany, NY.

(Airs 5/27 & 5/28/18) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Judy, Cailin and Rex talk about whether news organizations should publish mass shooters’ names and pictures, President Trump’s private conversation with Leslie Stahl of CBS news about why he denigrates the media, whether President Trump is manipulating Fox news when it comes to using words like Spygate and witch hunt, and much more.

(Airs 5/25/18) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: the state legislature chooses acting attorney general Barbara Underwood to fill out former Attorney General Schneiderman’s term, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the GOP and Democratic conventions held this week, and New York and Vermont partner in a Border to Border law enforcement campaign.

(Airs 5/24/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Evan Davis, former Counsel to Governor Mario Cuomo, and current Manager of the Committee to Reform State Government in New York.

(Airs 5/24/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Williams College Professor, Scholar and Author Susan Dunn about her new book A Blueprint For War: FDR and the Hundred Days That Mobilized America (Yale University Press).

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about the resignation of a top official at SUNY's Upstate Medical University.  The pair also discusses Bethlehem Central School, which failed to block x-rated content on school issued laptops.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about Senator Jeff Klein, of New York City, and the alleged perks of leadership.  The pair preview the state GOP and Democratic conventions, which are this week.

(Airs 5/20/18 & 5/21/18) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose, and Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Judy, Cailin and Mike talk about President Trump lashing out against people in his administration who leak news, a Supreme Court decision on sports gambling could be a boon to the media, many newspapers are doing away with public editors, and much more.

(Airs 5/18/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: We’ll take a look at NY Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon’s promise to open a Moreland Act commission to investigate corruption, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the process to replace now disgraced former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, and there’s a controversial plan to remove a dam and drain a lake in Ulster County.

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